United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Trees for the Future sign Memorandum of Understanding

SILVER SPRING, MARCH 23, 2018— In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNITAR and Trees for the Future (TREES) subscribed a Memorandum of Understanding which will serve as a cooperative framework to develop and implement training activities. Plans for an initial collaboration are already underway and set to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this coming June.

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The training session Ending Poverty, Hunger & Deforestation will be open to all UN members and special guests. TREES will share knowledge and experience in the implementation of the Forest Garden Approach and how to overcome challenges in diversifying smallholder farming systems.

TREES work impacts the following Sustainable Development Goals:

·         Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

·         Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

·         Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

·         Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

·         Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

·         Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

·         Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

·         Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

·         Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

TREES is honored to support UNITAR’s mission “To develop the individual, institutional and organizational capacities of countries and other United Nations stakeholders through high-quality learning solutions and related knowledge products and services to enhance decision making and to support country-level action for overcoming global challenges.”

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Trees for the Future sign Memorandum of Understanding

Source: Trees for the Future

Trees for the Future (TREES) is an international development non profit that meets a triple bottom line: poverty alleviation, hunger eradication, and healing the environment. Through our Forest Garden Approach we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families and raise their incomes by 400 percent. We receive donations to implement our work in areas where we can have the greatest impact.  Since 1989, TREES has planted nearly 150 million trees. Learn more at trees.org.

About UNITAR

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is an autonomous UN body established in 1963 as a dedicated training arm of the United Nations System, and has the mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions through public awareness-raising, education and training of public policy officials

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